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Both Parties Agree: Selling Out Is Worth It

By Michael Winship Common Dreams January 29, 2016   Both Parties Agree: Selling Out Is Worth It The lobbying industry, despite a small decline in revenue, is still the fastest way to make big bucks in Washington.     Pity poor Washington. No doubt breaking the hearts of elected and appointed government officials, their staffs […]

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Presidential Crimes Then And Now ~ Paul Craig Roberts

By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Paul Craig Roberts.org January 27, 2016   Presidential Crimes Then And Now Are Nixon’s and the Reagan administration’s crimes noticable on the scale of Clinton’s, George W. Bush’s, and Obama’s?     Not much remains of the once vibrant American left-wing. Among the brainwashed remnants there is such a hatred […]


Americans hate the U.S. government more than ever

By Against Crony Capitalism January 27, 2016   Americans hate the U.S. government more than ever     Now why oh why might this be? Could it be that Washington’s curtain has been pulled back by the Internet? That’s part of it. Could it be that many Americans continue to struggle while they see the […]

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Congress is Writing the President a Blank Check for War

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute January 25, 2016     Congress is Writing the President a Blank Check for War   While the Washington snowstorm dominated news coverage this week, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was operating behind the scenes to rush through the Senate what may be the most massive transfer of power […]


Sen. Tom Cotton Scores a Big Foreign Payoff

By Daniel McAdams Ron Paul Institute January 12, 2016   Sen. Tom Cotton Scores a Big Foreign Payoff     In Washington’s corridors of power, it can often pay to do the bidding of a foreign country. Foreign governments pay top dollar to remain in Washington’s good graces (and to make sure their adversaries are […]

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Saudi Execution Sword Takes Swipe at Washington

By Finian Cunningham www.strategic-culture.org January 8, 2015   Saudi Execution Sword Takes Swipe at Washington   The Saudi execution of senior Shiite cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr is but the latest in a series of provocations towards regional rival Iran. The furious reaction from Shiite Iran to the beheading of Nimr – a renowned Islamic scholar […]


Washington Quietly Lifts Sanctions on Russian Rockets

By Ulson Gunnar New Eastern Outlook January 7, 2016   Washington Quietly Lifts Sanctions on Russian Rockets   Washington, who leveled widespread sanctions against Russia in an increasingly tenuous bid to isolate and undermine the stability of Moscow, has found itself humiliated and backtracking as it lifts bans on Russia’s RD-180 rocket engines. And even […]

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Why WWIII Is On The Horizon ~ Paul Craig Roberts

By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Paul Craig Roberts.org December 30, 2015   Why WWIII Is On The Horizon   The collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 gave birth to a dangerous American ideology called neoconservativism. The Soviet Union had served as a constraint on US unilateral action. With the removal of this constraint on […]


Israel’s al-Qaeda Rescue Program

By Daniel McAdams Ron Paul Institute December 14, 2015   Israel’s al-Qaeda Rescue Program     While the US government continues to face — and vigorously deny — charges that it secretly helps ISIS and other extremists in Syria to keep alive Obama’s regime-change policy for Assad, Washington’s closest ally in the region makes little […]

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US Racing Recklessly Toward World War III?

By Stephen Lendman Global Research December 10, 2015   US Racing Recklessly Toward World War III?   Mark Twain once said history doesn’t repeat. It rhymes – more dangerously today than ever.  US-instigated events ominously resemble things preceding both world wars – with super-weapons on hair triggers able to end life on earth, and bipartisan policymakers […]


How DC spent $200 million over a decade on a streetcar you still can’t ride

By Against Crony Capitalism December 8, 2015   How DC spent $200 million over a decade on a streetcar you still can’t ride     The only thing which is more dysfunctional than the federal government in Washington DC is the city government. DC already has a Metro which works reasonably well. The light rail […]

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War Is On The Horizon: Is It Too Late To Stop It? ~ Paul Craig Roberts

By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Paul Craig Roberts.org December 8, 2015   War Is On The Horizon: Is It Too Late To Stop It?   One lesson from military history is that once mobilization for war begins, it takes on a momentum of its own and is uncontrollable. This might be what is occuring unrecognized […]


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Who Should Pay For the Syrian Refugees?

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute November 23, 2015     Who Should Pay For the Syrian Refugees?   Last week the US House dealt a blow to President Obama’s plan to resettle 10,000 Syrians fleeing their war-torn homeland. On a vote of 289-137, including 47 Democrats, the House voted to require the FBI to […]


Blowback: The Washington War Party’s Folly Comes Home to Roost

By Against Crony Capitalism November 21, 2015   Blowback: The Washington War Party’s Folly Comes Home to Roost   “Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win” ― Sun Tzu, The Art of War   Is it a surprise to anyone that […]

Some of the folks in the Military Industrial Complex would be wise to revisit the lessons in this book. Of course much of the Art of War is about being frugal with resources. The contractors aren’t too keen on that.